Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older People (Active IQ)

Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older People (Active IQ)

Level: Level 3
Course price: 349.00

Active IQ Level 3 Award In Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults

Upcoming Dates:

13th December 2020 & 10th January 2021 (Online)

2021 Dates:

16th & 23rd May 2021

Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is for the learner to be able to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence needed to work with independently active, older people in an unsupervised manner. There is a particular focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for this demographic group. With this course you will learn how to adapt your training methods to the older adult population, this includes the 70+ age group.

Entry Requirements/Learner prerequisites:

Minimum Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

What you will learn:

  • Recognise who ‘independently active, older people’ are in the population.
  • The ageing process and demographics.
  • The effects of ageing and inactivity on body systems, cognitive function/performance,
    psychological/emotional/social function and wellbeing.
  • The special considerations that must be taken into account when programming and delivering
    exercise for independently active, older people and the benefits of physical activity and exercise to them.
  • How to support and motivate the independently active, older adult in exercise and promote exercise for this section of the population.
  • The impact of ageing on the planning and delivery of safe exercise for independently active, older people.
  • The components of a pre-exercise consultation with independently active, older people.
  • How to plan and adapt exercise, and adapt session instruction, for independently active, older people.


The exams are taken during your 2 days of classroom-based learning:

  • Case study
  • Worksheet
  • Portfolio of Work

What to do now:

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment.
  • You will be assigned a tutor with regular contact via email or telephone.
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post.
  • You will attend your training days and assessment.

What you will achieve:

      • YMCA Awards Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active Older People
      • CPD Points and Certificate
      • 10 CIMSPA Points
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December 13, 2020 to January 10, 2021
May 16, 2021 to May 23, 2021
Course Fee£349.00
YBFIT Training Approved Delegate Price£309.00